JUST ANNOUNCED: Jupiter Project will be playing LIVE at this famous end-of-season bash!
It's never the wrong time to party! The festive season will descend upon us before we know it and as work slowly starts winding down for the year, your social life should be heating up.
Enter the infamous Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night. This year, complete with an international twist - the Jockeys' World Cup Prelude.
Each year Aucklanders descend on Ellerslie for this sell-out party that kicks off late afternoon & leads into a warm summer's night.
There'll be plenty of outstanding entertainment on offer - both out on the track and from around the bar.
Then, once the horses have been tucked into bed everyone gets together & really lets their hair down at the on-site after party.
Q.) Where's the best place to party on track?
A.) Either the Garden Party or if you're with a bigger group, get in quick to secure either a mini marquee or table on the Champagne Lawn before they sell out.
Q.) What should I wear?
A.) Definitely dress to impress! It's racing as the sun goes down though, so that traditionally means hemlines may be just a little shorter than usual raceday attire and headpieces are great, but not essential. Dress codes do still apply in hospitality areas though, so save the jeans & jandals for when you get home later.
Q.) How do I get there?
A.) We strongly encourage you grab a ride to the track and leave the car at home. Our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op Taxi will drop you off / pick up right at our main entrance, otherwise we're about a 500m walk from Greenlane Train Station & there are plenty of bus stops in the area too.
Q.) How much are tickets?
Depends on where you want to be! They typically range from $10pp - $175pp+. Auckland Racing Club Members get free general admission & Ascot Stand tickets, plus they're entitled to discounts on hospitality options.